People watching England take on Denmark in the Euro 2020 at Wembley have noticed something peculiar during the penalty shot.
As Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was gearing up to hopefully save the kick from Harry Kane, an unmistakable green light flashed on his face.
Many on social media have speculated it was an England fan in the stadium that was shining the laser in the goalie’s face, which has prompted an outcry.
One viewer said: “I hope the person who was shining a laser pen on Kasper Schmeichel is found and punished. Disgusting behaviour.”
Absolutely shocking that this was allowed to happen! Someone used a laser pen on Kasper Schmeichel!!! pic.twitter.com/73goP3J00a
— Swansea Beat ⚽️ (@swanseabeat) July 7, 2021
Another added: “Booing the Danish national anthem. Shining a laser pen at Schmeichel as the penalty was taken. Why is that (some) England fans never miss a chance to bring shame on the country?”
A third wrote: “Wait wtf someone was shining a laser on Schmeichel when he was facing the pen nahhh that’s disgusting wtf.”
Despite the distraction, Schmeichel eventually saved the penalty shot.
Gareth Southgate’s boys proved too much for the Danes and will now play Italy in the country’s first major final since the World Cup in 1966.
The game was incredibly close, with Denmark going 1-0 up mid-way through the first half thanks to a superb free-kick from Mikkel Damsgaard.
A slick move from England, with a pass from Harry Kane to Bukayo Saka, who then squared it across the six-yard box, led to the Danish captain putting the ball into his own net to bring the sides level before half-time.
he second half was equally close, with England having the better of the chances.
However, the game went to extra-time, with Kane sweeping the ball past Kasper Schmeichel after he saved the penalty, making it 2-1 to England.
And the Three Lions held on for the monumental win.
Following the match, Raheem Sterling said the side showed great character to come back from going a goal down and win the game.
England had previously defeated Germany 2-0 in the round of the last 16 and then Ukraine a comprehensive 4-0 in the quarter-final to make it through to tonight’s match.
They will now go on to play the Azzurri at Wembley on Sunday in what will almost certainly be a tense affair.
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